Fall Tech Ed 2020 Virtual Series

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Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 11:00 AM PST
Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 12:00 PM PST

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Virtual Office
507 First Street
Woodland, CA 95695-4025

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Gisela Aguilar

Kellie Schroeder 

Moulding & Millwork Producers Association     

 Office: 530-661-9591 

NOTE: The MMPA office is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Staff is working remotely. Please email all inquiries.

A weekly education series offered on Thursdays at 11:00 AM Pacific Time avoiding the holiday weeks.

Session dates and titles:

November 5, 2020 - Economic Outlook Post U.S. Presidential Election by Jeff Schnoebelen, RFS (30 minutes)      followed by              Manufacturing Panel: Operating in the Pandemic (Bullet points to be the marketplace,                                                supply, logistics, and labor as these manufacturers came through the spring and are now                                            heading into 2021.)           (45 minutes)

                                      Sponsored by: WoodEye          Facilitator: Claus Staalner

                                       Panelists:  Juan Manuel Gimenez, VP,  ZENI (Argentina)                                                                                                                         Mike Chausse, Vice President, Vi-Lux (Canada)                                                                                                                       Matt Weaber, CEO, Weaber Lumber (USA)

November 12, 2020 - Bonus Plans: A Useful Tool to Retain or Entice Employees Back to Work   (60 minutes)                                              by Clark Malak, Vigilant                                                                                                                                                                  This presentation covers the most common employer pitfalls concerning various bonus                                               plans, including eligibility, equity, proration, calculation, impact on overtime, and                                                       obligations upon seperation during the bonus period. It will also enlighten on how to use                                           bonus plans effectively.  

November 19, 2020 - On the Horizon: Moulding & Millwork Trends and Industry Hot Topics     (60 minutes)

Facilitator:  Tim Dykstra, President of MMPA/Director of Sales, Royal Building Products                                           Panelists: Tara Taffera, Editorial Director/Publisher, DWM-Door & Window Market                                                                      Pete Malliris, /Associate Editor, Random Lengths Publications                                                                                          Joe Pruski, Assistant Editor, Random Lengths Publications                                                                                                  Will Sampson, Assistant Editor, Random Lengths Publications

December 3, 2020 - Evolving Your Social Media Strategy for the New Decade:        (60 minutes)                                                                      How to Avoid Your Followers Thinking You Are So 2020                                                                                                    By Danny Clark, Brand Promoter/Director of Marketing, Reel Lumber Services                                                            A visually stimulating session on how to freshen your social media strategy for 2021 with                                            tools to revamp your current social media strategy. 

December 10, 2020 - Cyber Security: Liability and Best Practices                                 (60 minutes)                                                                      By Anne Hasenstab, Executive Risk Practice Leader, Ward Insurance                                                                                Sponsored by: Ward Insurance                                                                                                                                        What liability, if any, does an employer have when employees Work From Home (WFH)?                                          What steps should employers put in place for their WFH employees?                                                                                If your company is breached online, what happens next?   

December 17, 2020 - Learnings from COVID-19: Workplace Infectious Disease Response Planning    (60 mins.)                                         By Emily Lubman, Safety Specialist/Director of Risk Services, Ward Insurance                                                             Sponsored by: Ward Insurance                                                                                                                                        Attendees will walk away with these tools from this session:                                                                                                  - An Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan Template                                                                                    - A Response Plan Checklist

January 6, 2021 - Trade Case Filings China and Brazil Update - CAMP          (30 minutes)     

January 7, 2021 - Trade Case Filings China and Brazil Update - AMMA          (30 minutes)


Registrants must be a manufacturer, distributor, retail or supplier to the moulding and millwork industry. Registration for each session is on a first-come basis until sold out. Sessions are limited in size.           IMPORTANT: Each company participation is limited to four e-mail addresses in the bundle package.                                                 Dial-in by telephone will not bea allowed. Only verified e-mails will have access.                                                           Advanced e-mail registration required to access each session.                                                                                             Only verified e-mail addresses will be admitted to the sessions.                                                                                           E-mail verification for sessions will end 72 hours in advance.                                                                                               No e-mail substitutions will be allowed.                                                                                                                                     No refunds will be offered if attendee(s) fails to advance register their e-mail address(es).                                           MMPA is not responsible for Internet connection speeds regarding the delivery of material.                                       If technical difficulties arise and cannot be overcome by MMPA, MMPA will contact you                                             regarding re-scheduling of the session.